he wants me to upgrade it for him.
Instead of leaping out the door and builing a new system.
I wanna know if he could add a higher processor like a p3 or not..
Im not exactly sure what board he has but its a
Blue Genius Motherboard
and i beleive its at 66MHz bus speed
are those older P2 boards upgradable for a good higher processor?
need info. =)
See im not some AMD fanatic here
i could of ran out the door and said buy a Athlon Athlon Athlon!!!
but instead.. i wanna know if his board can handle another Intel,
if so, id be cheaper i think and less hassle then a new sys
thanks for info
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I believe you could use a Celeron PPGA processor on a converter card for most early P2 systems. I tried a 533 on an old AST 266 computer, the only problem I had was that BIOS detected it as a Pentium Pro 533. So you would want to make sure it has current BIOS, and the multipliers should not be a problem. Be aware that the 533 is available in both FC-PGA and PPGA flavors. You could also look up the BIOS number on <A HREF="http://www.ping.be/bios/index.html" target="_new">http://www.ping.be/bios/index.html</A> to find out if the manufacturer supports anything higher, or get an upgrade processor from <A HREF="http://www.evertech.com" target="_new">http://www.evertech.com</A>
if its just 66 MHz, then al you can plug in is Celeon 766 max. C800 is 100 MHz FSB. that too you will need a socket to clot convertor card.
and that wont help much i guess, since that motherboard wont have many of the latest things out there - 100/133 MHz FSB, UATA/66 or UATA/100 disk interface, USB etc.
so i guess it would make sense to get a newer mobo and a cpu, right?
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